There’s one thing concerning the air in Southern California that messes together with your notion of actuality—for higher or for worse. It’s this weird numbing impact Nigerian-born and Berlin-based vocalist/DJ Isis Salam confronts on her new single “West Coast Chillin’,” which addresses the phenomenon with a easy, funky instrumental behind lyrics about popping out the opposite finish of a severe relationship soothed by the area’s perpetually heat setting.
“I thought of how Cali can put you in a little bit of a trance or maintain you on this lovely and delusional frame of mind, even should you really feel such as you’re within the unsuitable place or with the unsuitable individual,” she explains of the brand new monitor. “I completed the tune after the top of the connection and instantly thought the hook could possibly be a mantra about transferring on, which is why I rap ‘West Coast chillin’, ain’t about your emotions / So transfer on, Cus.’”
Half the tune, she explains, was written earlier than the breakup in an Echo Park studio, which can have added to the monitor’s blissful, discernibly SoCal vibes. “West Coast Chillin’” additionally precedes future releases charting the identical gulf of emotion. “The monitor is a part of a much bigger three-part album which has me working by way of emotions of elation and emancipation,” she provides. “I completed the tune after I returned to Berlin after the break up.”
With concrete plans for these recordings but to be revealed, get a style of Salam’s subsequent chapter by streaming the brand new single beneath.
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